BREAKING: Chief commits suicide after losing GHC120,000 AFCON bet

Gyasehene of Dawuriso in the Ashanti Region’s Asante Akyem North District committed suicide after betting a large quantity of money belonging to local cocoa farmers on the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
After asking his son to make him some porridge for breakfast on Thursday morning, January 13, 2022, the 76-year-old retired educationist shot himself in his bedroom.

According to reports, the late chief discussed the facts surrounding his debt to his fellow cocoa growers in the district with his family, and they vowed to help him raise the money, but they were unable to do so.

The late chief was the treasurer of the cocoa farmers in the Asante Akyem North area, according to Nana Amoako Gyampo of Class Media Group, and it was assumed that he had collected GHC120,000 for the bet.

Someone persuaded the late chief to gamble the money on the ongoing Afcon games to double it, Nana Amoako Gyampo told Accra 100.5FM’s mid-day news. However, it is unclear which club or match the late chief backed.

According to Nana Amoako, the late chief was required to account for the funds by Monday, January 17, 2022.
Nana Amoako went on to say that the late chief’s expectations were dashed on Thursday, January 13, 2022, when he was unable to raise half of what he needed